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Thanks to Dr. Leap for ‘Why I Work’

Riggs, Netti MD

doi: 10.1097/01.EEM.0000361679.83455.51

Portland, OR


While getting ready to leave for a shift, my 21-month-old was sobbing, telling me to stay home to play, read, sit with him, anything but go to work. It broke my heart to peel him off me, look into his big blue eyes, and tell him, “I have to go to work.”

Later that same day while reading EMN, I found Dr. Edwin Leap's article, “To My Children: Why I Work.” (EMN 2009;31[6]:20.) I always enjoy Dr. Leap's articles, but the timing of this one for me could not have been more perfect. In years to come, my children will read it and have a better understanding of why Mommie works. Thank you!

Netti Riggs, MD

Portland, OR

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